Creating a Beeswax Nature Illustration by Kelli Perkins

I’m not ashamed to admit that I adore walnut ink. The ability to make an instant “vintage” work of art has an allure I just can’t pass up. Although artists have been using coffee and tea to dye paper and fabric for years, walnut ink is an easy-to-use substitute, and I keep a diluted jar handy for finishing touches.

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